Idaho Forest Products Commission

Arbor Day Student Photo Contest

Back to

You gave us your best shot!

To celebrate Arbor Day, each year the Idaho Forest Products Commission sponsors the Look to the Forest Photo Contest. Idaho 5th-12th grade students from throughout the state submitted their photos, captions and photographers’ statements. First place winners and honorable mentions were named in four grade level divisions: 5-6th, 7-8th, 9-10th and 11-12th.

Here are this year’s winners!

All Winners | Winners 5-6 | Winners 7-8 | Winners 9-10 | Winners 11-12






Kaiya Kearns | Boise High | Boise, ID

Photo caption:

Above The Boise National Forest

Honorable Mention

Photographer's Statement:

I chose this photo because it is a widescale view of the Boise National Forest. It also shows that a younger generation is intrigued by nature’s beauty. Summer days like these in Idaho are long and filled with so many outdoor adventures. These days bring inspiration to do better and learn more about our planet. Kids and adults are more conscientious now and they want to strive to protect our world for future generations.